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Driver Flown to Illinois Hospital After Crash

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Porter County Sheriffs Police say a Lowell woman was being flown to a Chicago-area hospital after the Chevy Cobalt she was driving went off the road and struck a tree on State Road 2 south of County Road 100 South...

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Pothole Patching Crews Around the Region

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Region motorists are advised to be aware of pothole patching crews working around northwest Indiana today... including Indianapolis Boulevard, State Road 55, US 41, and Broadway in Lake County and State Road 49 near Chesterton in Porter County... also near...

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Local Workplaces Make 'Fit-Friendly' List

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Region workplaces are among 47 Indiana companies recognized Thursday as "Fit-Friendly" by the American Heart Association.  Here's the full news release:
The American Heart Association today recognized 47 Indiana companies as Fit-Friendly Companies for promoting physical activity and health in...

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Former White Sox Manager Jim Fregosi Dies at 71

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Former White Sox skipper Jim Fregosi has died after suffering multiple strokes on an MLB alumni cruise last weekend. Fregosi also served stints managing the Angels, Phillies and Blue Jays. He managed the White Sox from 1986...

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Indiana Lawmaker, Daughter Hurt in Crash

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State Representative David Niezgodski
South Bend State Representative David Niezgodski and his 23-year-old daughter are now said to be in stable condition after being injured in a car crash in downtown Indianapolis last night. They were earlier reported as critical....

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Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, 1929-2014

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The founder of Ross Summer Music Theater died Thursday. After serving in the U.S. Air Force for two years, Jerauld Joseph Reinhart, who was born in Princeton, Indiana, moved to Merrillville where he started teaching music at Merrillville High School....

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Gary Public Transit GM Heading to Maryland

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The general manager of Gary Public Transportation Corporation is resigning to take an executive job with the Maryland Transit Administration in Baltimore next month. Daryl Lampkins has headed the Gary agency since 2005. His resignation comes as Gary public transit...

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Region Invited To Great Loves Of LaPorte County

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Hundreds of vintage Valentines will be on display at the LaPorte County Historical Society Museum this month. To highlight the collection the museum will be hosting "The Great Loves of LaPorte" county event this Saturday starting at 1pm. Museum Curator,...

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Attorney Accused in Theft of $1.6 Million

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A northwest Indiana attorney has been accused of stealing more than one-point-six million dollars while working for local businesses. Today's Times reports 52-year-old Clark Holesinger of Valparaiso faces four C-felony counts of theft. A civil suit...

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Big Jump in Solar Industry Jobs in Indiana for 2013

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When it comes to jobs in the solar industry, the sun is shining on Indiana. The national Solar Jobs Census released this week found 960 new jobs were created there in manufacturing, installation and development of solar projects in 2013,...

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PCSAC Unveils New Logo, Announces Future Location

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The Porter County Substance Abuse Council Coalition today unveiled their new Coalition logo during a committee meeting at the Valparaiso Public Library. Director Beatrice Owen told the Region News Team they also worked on how to address substance abuse issues...

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House Ag/Rural Development Committee Approves SB 186

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The Hoosier Environmental Council today issued a statement saying, “Hoosiers who understand the role of government is to protect equal rights, justice, quality of life and economic opportunities for all people should be very concerned about Senate Bill 186.” The...

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Gary Mayor's State of the City Address to be Streamed Online

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Officials in Gary announced today that since the Mayor's State of the City address is expected to be delivered next week to a near capacity crowd, the event will be streamed live online. City Director of Communications Chelsea Whittington says...

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Public's Help Sought to Locate Family of Two People

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ABOVE: Dorothy Bliznakoff. BELOW: Junior Roman Viera)
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The Lake County Coroner's Office is seeking the public's help. Officials report they need your assistance to locate family for two individuals, 51 year old...

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Reward Offered for Info Regarding Valpo Robberies

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Up to three-thousand dollars is being offered as a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subject or subjects responsible for five armed robberies that have occurred in Valparaiso over the last couple months. Valparaiso Police...

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Flipped Vehicle Causing Gaper's Slowdown WB 80/94

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Crews are on the scene of an overturned vehicle accident that ocurred on the exit to southbound Cline Avenue from westbound Interstate 80/94

As can be seen in the above photo, the exit ramp is adjacient to the westbound travel...

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GM Recall Over Faulty Ignition Switches

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General Motors is recalling close to 800-thousand Pontiac G-Fives and Chevy Cobalts from 2005 to 2007 because of an issue that has played a role in 6 fatal crashes. ABC News reports the cause is all that stuff many of...

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NW Indiana State Troopers Receive Service Awards

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(Photos Courtesy of Indiana State Police. From left to right: Mary Hewitt,
Jerry Williams, Doug Parcel, Rick Hudson, 2nd row-Dave Miller, Barney Rausch,
Russell Hayes, Josh Roa, 3rd row-Eric Rot, John Holmen)
Numerous Indiana State Police troopers in northwest Indiana...

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HJR-3 Moves Ahead Without 2nd Sentence

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Indiana's proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage is headed for a final vote in the Indiana Senate without the controversial second sentence removed a couple weeks ago by the Indiana House.  Because that sentence was taken out, and not...

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Bill to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence Passes House

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Legislation to protect individuals filing for divorce from abusive spouses by allowing courts to dissolve a marriage at any time after the individual has petitioned for divorce has unanimously passed the state House. State Representative Chuck Moseley, of Portage, says...

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